2014-02-27 / Front Page
Weaving Rugs is Full-Time Hobby for South Auburn Man
Tom Beitel wasn’t a stranger to weaving rag rugs on a loom when he took up this hobby last June at the insistence of his daughter, Marie Simpson, who was visiting from Denver. As a matter of fact, he grew up in Freeland, PA, the tenth of eleven children, watching his grandfather weave rugs, and fondly recalled that at times he would be allowed to weave a few rows himself.
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